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Posted by on May 3, 2015 in Nails & Nail Art | 3 comments

Barry M – Strawberry Ice Cream Nail Paint

Barry M – Strawberry Ice Cream Nail Paint

I think this Barry M Nail Paint in Strawberry Ice Cream has just become one of my favourites! It’s such a pretty pink, perfect for Spring. The nail paint applies fairly thinly – in the image above I have applied two coats, and I think I might try adding a third to give a stronger colour – but on the plus side each thin coat dries really quickly. It is also quite glossy and doesn’t really need a top coat, although you could apply one if you wanted extra shine. It removes really easily from the nails too, just a couple of quick swipes with a cotton wool pad soaked in nail polish remover and it’s gone! Strawberry Ice Cream is a really pretty sugary pink colour, it’s so pretty and girly. It’s been around for ages, I think it’s one of Barry M’s original nail paint colours, but I’ve only just discovered it! I love the range of colours available from Barry M, there’s a shade of Nail Paint for every occasion, and...

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Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 in Nails & Nail Art | 7 comments

Barry M – Glitter Nail Paint in Masquerade

Barry M – Glitter Nail Paint in Masquerade

This glittery beauty is Glitter Nail Paint in Masquerade from Barry M, and it was my nail paint of choice for New Years Eve. Now I’ve made no secret of the fact that I love Barry M Nail Paints, they’re so affordable and there are so many colour choices available – not to mention the array of different textures and special effects to choose from. Masquerade is a clear nail polish containing silver, purple and dark blue round glitter flecks, it’s a dark, moody glitter polish that’s perfect for Winter and parties. The glitter is really dense in this polish making it a perfect choice to wear on its own, however I chose to wear it over 2 coats of purple Zoya Odette nail polish to make the colour look more vibrant and to ensure that there weren’t any blank areas of nail showing through. (If you’re interested to read more about Zoya Nail Polishes, you might want to read my post about nail polish trend predictions for Spring Summer...

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Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Makeup, Skincare | 2 comments

Barry M – Cor Balmy in Adam & Eve

Barry M – Cor Balmy in Adam & Eve

My sister called round last week with a little gift for me…. and it was this little Cor Balmy tinted lip balm from Barry M. Whenever I go shopping with my sister we always spend ages looking at Barry M nail varnishes and between us we have quite a collection, so it was very apt that she brought me something from Barry M! Cor Balmy is a collection of five SPF15 tinted lip balms, with a rich moisturising core enriched with Vitamin E, Jojoba Oil and Shea Butter to protect and revitalise dry lips. I think they were brought out to rival Maybelline Baby Lips lip balms, but from most of the reviews I’ve read the Barry M ones are better. My shade is called Adam & Eve, it’s a pale pink lip balm with a white moisturising core – you can see the core closely from the image above. It’s quite a thick, waxy lip balm – it’s perfect for very cold Winter days and chapped lips –...

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Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in Nails & Nail Art | 12 comments

Blue Sparkle & Nude Nails

Blue Sparkle & Nude Nails

I created this Blue Sparkle & Nude nail look using one of my favourite nail polishes and a brand new one. Barry M’s Gelly Nail Paint in Lychee is a nail polish that I love and I use it over and over again, both on it’s own which looks really classy or incorporated in nail art and I have used it here as the nude base underneath the blue sparkly tips. The glittery blue polish is part of the Essence Effect Nail Polish* range and it’s called ‘Party In A Bottle’ which I think is a fun name. If you’ve not heard of Essence before this is because they’ve only recently launched in the UK, you might want to have a read of my post about the UK launch of Essence make-up to find out more. First I painted 2 coats of the Barry M Gelly Nail Paint in Lychee over my nails and left to dry. It works really well as a base colour underneath glitters and nail art as...

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Posted by on May 29, 2014 in Nails & Nail Art | 3 comments

Delicate Pink Glitter Nails

Delicate Pink Glitter Nails

I was having a play with some nail varnishes the other day and came up with this delicate pale pink glittery look. I really love it, it’s very demure and pretty, so I thought I would share it. I think it would look perfect worn by a bride on her wedding day, as it’s very subtle and wouldn’t detract from the dress. The base shade of pink that I used was Rose Cache from Chanel, it’s a pale nudey pink with a very slight 2-tone lilac shimmer to it. When you wear it on its own it almost looks like you’re not wearing a colour, just healthy pink nails, and it works perfectly with a white tip for a classic French manicure. I know a lot of people don’t like Chanel nail colours as they’re fairly expensive and a lot of bloggers have reported chipping, but I do have to say that I have a few different Chanel shades and I really like them. True, they are expensive, but...

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Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in Nails & Nail Art | 3 comments

Barry M – Textured Glitter Nail Paint in Majesty

Barry M – Textured Glitter Nail Paint in Majesty

I absolutely adore a good glitter nail polish, and I rate them on how dense the glitter is. Some glittery polishes look amazing in the bottle, but then when you paint them onto the nails they look sad and washed out, and you need at least 4 coats to get a good glittery coverage… not so with this Textured Glitter Nail Paint in Majesty from nail polish gurus Barry M! I think this gold glitter polish has possibly the densest ‘glitter to polish’ ratio I have ever experienced, after just one coat the nail is covered with glitter and it’s so sparkly. I’m in love! In the photo above I have only applied 2 coats and you can see that the nails are completely covered in golden glittery loveliness! Majesty is part of Barry M’s Royal Textured Glitter Collection, there are 5 colours available in total. The golden glitter particles are very small and densely packed into the clear matt varnish, and the polish gives a rough textured feel...

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